ADC Awards Season is now open.
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a letter from the director
The new ADC is finally here.
Weve spent the past year and a half rebuilding the Club from the ground up after taking a hard look at our history and reconnecting ADC with its roots. ADCs founder Louis Pedlar set the foundation of honoring the craft in creativity 93 years ago when he called for the industry to regard advertising and design with the same stringent standards as fine art.
As youll see from our new branding, ADC is heading back to a modern interpretation of its original logo, which was inspired by Albrecht Durers signature. We are no longer using the full name, "Art Directors Club," and instead are opting simply for ADC.
Branding aside, the most important shift at ADC is the leadership role the Club has taken in helping professionals in the creative industries from worldwide agencies, to small shops and freelancers to move forward. There should no longer be any barriers or silos in communications. Let us be blind to the differences between creative technology companies, design shops, ad agencies, visual artists, photographers, illustrators, architects or motion artists, and instead unite in our similarities. At its core, we all do the same thing, which is to create beautiful things that communicate a brand, product or service.
You will see this robust new ADC in 2014. We plan to continue to do more than any other international organization to help the creative industries pave the way boldly into the future. This is not a three-year plan, its a now plan, and one we will execute across the world on every continent.
If you would like to join this movement, I hope you consider becoming a member of ADC. Whether local to our global headquarters in NYC, or part of our community abroad, our programs are here to support you and your career. I hope to see you at many events this year.
The new ADC is finally here. The website? Coming soon. Please stay tuned.
a few vital resources